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Ms. Coll. 390 Item 1521 Naiṣadhacarita / नैषधचरित
- Śrīharṣa, active 12th century
Call numberMs. Coll. 390 Item 1521
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9964460943503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
Manuscript of the Hindu epic love story about Nala, king of the Niṣadas, and his wife Damayantī, how they came to be married and their subsequent exploits.
- Title from colophon (f. 182v).
- Written in 8-15 lines per leaf.
- 183 leaves foliated 1-180, 182-183, , upper left and lower right verso.
- Mistakes blacked out; some corrections and additions in margins; several folios from the original manuscript have been replaced with new folios written in a second scribal hand, but following the original foliation; several doodles are found in the margins; significant numbers, letters, words, and phrases are highlighted in red; vertical margins marked with double black lines..
- Dated saṃvat 1858 (1801) (f. 183r); however the date is on a replacement folio, by a second scribal hand, so the original manuscript may be much earlier than this date.
Extent1 item (183 leaves) : 10 x 24 cm
ColophonColophon: iti śrī harṣakṛtaṃ naiṣadhakāvyaṃ samāptaṃ // 22 // śrī // (f. 182v).
- Nala (Hindu mythology)
- Damayantī (Hindu mythology)
- Hindu mythology
- Marriage--Religious aspects--Hinduism
- Drawings (visual works)
- Manuscripts, Sanskrit--19th century
- Manuscripts--India--19th century
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